Somerset, PA
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Somerset is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,032 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Somerset is the 218th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Somerset is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Somerset is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Somerset who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), sales jobs (10.63%), and healthcare (8.77%).

One of the benefits of Somerset is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.94 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Somerset are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.90% of adults in Somerset having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Somerset in 2010 was $24,971, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,884 for a family of four. However, Somerset contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Somerset home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Somerset residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Somerset include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Somerset is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.